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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

Art Experience Gallery, Tsuen Wan New Territories

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The exhibit of Hong Kong-based South African artist Ross Turpin features a mixed media installation alongside a series of paintings on canvas and paper.

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This show celebrates the life and works of pioneering conceptual and performance artist Frog King, aka Kwok Mang Ho.
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Central

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This guided cultural walk through Sheung Wan zooms in into people’s livelihood before and after the Plague, and navigates through Chinese and Western architecture.

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Lumieres Hong Kong is a new, free three-night event that will light up the city with artful installations, live performances , workshops, and more.  

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Come explore the fascinating history, shops and community life of Wan Chai and get your own free disposable analog camera to capture it all.

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A wide array of South-Korean movies are screened as a part of the festival programme of Festive Korea 2017.
Broadway Cinematheque, Yau Tsim Mong

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Drawing together films from across Asia, this weekend-long film programme explores contemporary cinema’s relationship to Asian philosophy and ink art.

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The first edition of the City Contemporary Dance Festival 2017 will see a versatile range of quality dance productions from Hong Kong, China, Japan and Korea and other East Asian countries.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum , Central

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Organised as a part of the Hong Kong Maritime Week, the Family Fun Day will encompass a wide range of child-centred activities, such as art workshops, a treasure hunt and guided tours.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre, Yau Tsim Mong

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The Hong Kong Dance Company will stage Lady White of West Lake, a modern reinterpretation of a Chinese folklore legend about the spirit of a white snake that transforms into human form to experience the human world. An allegory of life and love.
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre , Tsim Sha Tsui

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The brainchild of cross-media theatre group Zuni Icosahedron, Freespace Tech Lab explores the forefront of stage technology in collaboration with West Kowloon Cultural District.

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With over fifty galleries participating this year, this event celebrates Hong Kong’s vibrant contemporary art scene under the playful theme “Artropolis”.  
Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema, Eastern District

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This weekend-long programme, presented by the Hong Kong Film Archive, will screen three movies from the mid 1950s and early 60s starring renowned Cantonese opera actress Yam Kim-fai.

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The 15th edition of the Cantonese Opera Day will present a fun-filled, family-friendly programme, including performances, talks, exhibitions, film screenings, guided tours, and more.
Various, Hong Kong ,

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China’s hard-rocker and provocateur par excellence Cui Jian comes to Hong Kong for a poetry event established by renowned Chinese wordsmith Bei Dao.  
Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema, Wan Chai

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Co-presented by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, this film programme will screen seven films from Germany and across Asia that all interrogate history.
Pekin Fine Arts, Wong Chuk Hang

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The otherworldly artist’s first show in Hong Kong debuts two 3D animation videos alongside recent photo works.
Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Public Records Building, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

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This free photography exhibition, featuring nostalgic black-and-white street snapshots, offers a candid glimpse of Hong Kong Island in the 1970s.
Art Statements, Wong Chuk Hang

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Featuring the works of artists Yoshitaka Amano, Yuichi Sugai and Takeru Amano, this exhibit charts the development of anime as a Japanese pop art movement with contemporary pieces.

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Fifteen historic buildings associated with law and order will open their doors to the public, offering unique glimpses into the history of Hong Kong law enforcement.
Edouard Malingue Gallery, Central

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This conceptual art exhibit involves a thousand-metre sea of blue tape stretched across the entrance of the gallery, which both invites and challenges the visitor to step in, actively marking their entrance as opposed to passive frequentation.
Galerie Ora Ora, Central

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Hong Kong artist Gary Mok’s new show draws on personal journeys and the duality of belonging in two cities.
Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema, Wan Chai

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This cherry-picked programme screens three quality movies that were released this year—Gook, The Glass Castle and Redoubtable—over the course of six days.
University Museum and Art Gallery, Pok Fu Lam

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Local A cappella groups Eight Five Tunes, Zingin’ Zanes and Medici Cantano will perform Christmas classics and originals at this festive concert for charity.
Experience Centre, Hong Kong Design Institute , Tseung Kwan O, New Territories

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Including both classic and contemporary pieces, the exhibition is a tribute to “mulberry silk”, the fibre that made China famous since historical times.
Sun Museum , Kwun Tong, Kowloon

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This exhibition features a series of semi-abstract landscape paintings made in the 1970s to 1990s by local artist Tsui Chee Kui Joseph.  
Hanart TZ Gallery, Central

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This All Too Human World is a solo exhibition of recent paintings and prints by Beijing-based artist Fang Lijun, a leading figure in the early 90s cynical realist movement.

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Bringing together key curators and researchers, this programme zeros in on the quandaries surrounding working in art and design of Southeast Asia.

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British artist Chris Evans’ works are juxtaposed with those of Hong Kong artist’s Pak Sheung Cheun in an exhibit meditating on power, its abuses and impact.
Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio, Wan Chai

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This exhibition showcases the works of award winning new media artist Hui Wai-Keung, who focuses on software, game and generative art.

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Celebrating art, culture and community, this festival invites visitors to enjoy dance and music performances and art shows dotted around the quaint island.
Gallery EXIT, Tin Wan, Aberdeen

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In this exhibit, the Shanghai-based artist uses techniques such as collage and installation to evoke a post-apocalyptic world rife with violence and destruction.
L1 & L10 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Kowloon

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This two-week long event, organised as a part of the Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta programme, will put on workshops, a fair and exhibitions centred around local and international zines and printmaking.
The Haven by Jacada Travel , Central

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Presented by award-winning travel company Jacada Travel, this photography exhibition showcases the beauty of Northern Europe.

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This year, Hong Kong’s longest standing film festival will put on 51 quality films, movie premieres, two retrospectives, special guests, and a photography exhibition.

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This imaginative theatre show, aimed at children aged three and up, tells the story of a boy who accidentally obtains a train ticket to the Milky Way.
Shousson Theatre, Arts Centre, Wan Chai

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This Christmas pantomime by Hong Kong Players promises to be an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central

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This production of Puccini’s four-act-opera ‘La Bohème’, will be performed by both local and international renowned opera singers.
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Experimental theatre group Zuni Icosahedron hosts a series of events exploring the cultural possibilities of cross-city exchange linked to China’ One Belt One Road Initiative.
AF Library , Wan Chai

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Hosted by the Alliance Française Hong Kong, the enthralling French thriller Toril (dir. Laurent Teyssier, 2016), will be screened free of admission.
Galerie Du Monde, Central

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Inspired by the timelessly beautiful lake in Hangzhou that has moved artists and poets for centuries, Wang Gongyi’s paintings evoke her own spin on the historic scenography.
Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema, Wan Chai

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Combining documentary and dramatic styles, the feature film Pseudo Secular (Hong Kong, 2016), depicts how the 2014 Umbrella Revolution changes the lives of eight individuals.

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Presented by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFF), this special movie programme honours the life and career of Japan’s best-loved actress, the late Hara Setsuko, by screening seven of her movies.
Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema, Wan Chai

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Presented by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFF), this mini movie programme screens two films of the late acclaimed French director Jacques Rivette, ‘Up, Down, Fragile’ and ‘Who Knows?’.
ODD ONE OUT, Wanchai

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Japanese artist Kyoko Imazu explores themes of life, death and regeneration while illustrating strange, mythical creatures.  
Spring Workshop, Wong Chuk Hang

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The exhibition assembles the ongoing research of Tiffany Chung and Koki Tanaka, which explores the theme of freedom in recent Hong Kong history.  
ArtisTree, Quarry Bay

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The largest presentation in Hong Kong to date showcases eight albums from Belgian illustrator Hergé’s “The Adventures of Tintin”.
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Yau Tsim Mong

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This production by the Hong Kong Ballet puts a fresh spin on the all-time favourite Christmas ballet, ‘The Nutcracker’.
Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema, Eastern District

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To commemorate legendary Hong Kong martial arts and opera film star Yu So-chow, who passed away earlier this year, the Hong Kong Film Archive screens nine of her movies in a special programme.
Over The Influence , Central

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Inspired by Hong Kong, Portuguese artist Vhils’s new body of work resonates with the human experience of living in a contemporary megalopolis.  

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Carsten Höller, who has begun his professional life as a scientist in agricultural entomology, creates visually striking, often large-scale installations.
Blindspot Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang

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Displaying familiar and nostalgic scenes of a bygone era, Yau Leung’s photography documents a rapidly changing Hong Kong from the 1960s to the year of the handover.
White Cube , Central

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Christian Marlay’s first exhibit in Hong Kong will showcase a new series of expressive prints that show fragments of Manga characters screaming.
M+ Pavilion, Tsim Sha Tsui,

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The exhibit will explore the pivotal role of ink art in global visual culture, offering fresh perspectives using cross-disciplinary and geographically diverse approaches.
Sin Sin Fine Art , Central

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Artist and founder of cultural conglomerate Sin Sin Man produces art in multimedia while seeking out inspiration in the everyday.

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Organised by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, this festival will screen six vastly different films with the overlapping theme of occultism.

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Hosted by the Sun Museum, this series of free lectures will offer a closer look at various topics in Chinese Culture, such as incense, tea, flowers and cosmetics.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, Yau Tsim Mong

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The Sky Show “KAGAYA’s Aurora” offers a look at different auroras captured by time-lapse photography and allows audiences to connect to nature in a unique way.

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Liang Yi  explores the themes of loss, absence, and return in the process of building a collection of antique Chinese furniture as inspired by three movements from Beethoven’s Les Adieux and the history of the museum.  
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai

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KidsFest, one of the largest theatre events in Asia aimed at children, returns to Hong Kong for its seventh edition in January 2018.
Taikoo Place, Hong Kong Island

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Launched by Taikoo Place, this family-friendly Sunday-market-on-wheels is a colourful and fun experience that encourages sustainable living.
Hong Kong Fringe Club, Central

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Serving gourmet delicacies at the Fringe Vault, a selection of handmade tableware is presented in seasonal themes by contemporary Japanese ceramists.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, Yau Tsim Mong

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The OMNIMAX Show “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean” captures the beauty and diversity of the ocean, including extraordinary shots of over 30 underwater species and their curious quirks.
Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema, Eastern District

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In honour of the Chinese Ghost Festival, the Hong Kong Film Archive presents a special programme of classic movies featuring alluring female ghosts.
Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Yau Tsim Mong

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200 archaeological finds from old ships of the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644) will be on display. together with ceramics of the same period unearthed in Hong Kong, showcasing the flourishing trade of the Maritime Silk Road.    
Duddell's , Central

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Bringing together multidisciplinary works from Hong Kong and abroad, this exhibit contemplates space and tangibility.
UG/F, Special Exhibition Gallery, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, Central

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This free exhibition looks back on the arduous journey that Dr Sun Yat-sen, ‘the founding father of  modern China’, faced in the early years of the Republic of China.    
F11 Photographic Museum, Happy Valley

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Showing scenes of Moscow alongside portraits of artists and intellectuals, this exhibit shows off the photographic mastery of Russian Constructivist Alexander Rodchenko.
University Museum and Art Gallery, Sai Wan

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This exhibit offers a curious window into the religious iconography of the Church of the East, showcasing ancient Nestorian crosses ( 12th-13th centuries) found in north-west China.

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